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The NRS River Wing is a great shelter for those sunny (or rainy) days when you're resting from a great day of boating. The new ripstop fabric makes it lighter than ever.
  • The 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric and factory-taped seams will withstand years of exposure to the elements.
  • The huge 190 sq. ft. canopy (17'L x 16' at widest point) will cover your camp tables and still give room for your crew to wait out the storm. Great for those layover days when shade is at a premium.
  • The heavy-duty button-lock, pole sections are made of a high-strength tempered aluminum, with carbon fiber ferrules. You can adjust shelter height up to 10' with four 2-foot sections and four 3-foot sections.
  • The shape of the Wing resists uplift and keeps it pitched in all but the most ferocious winds.
  • The heavy-gauge tie-down cords have adjustable tensioners for taut Wing deployment. They're brightly colored, with woven-in reflective ticking to ensure day and night visibility.
  • Six steel tent stakes and six plastic sand stakes give you a choice of attachment options.
  • Transportation is easy with a nylon carry bag and internal accessory bags. Note to Cat and Raft rowers: oars will fit and work great as poles.
  • Replacement parts are available. Please call for additional information on these items.

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Material: 40-denier ripstop nylon fabric
Dimensions: 17' L x 16' W at widest point, 190 sq. feet
Weight:
  • 11.3 lbs. packed weight in carry bag
  • Fly: 4.3 lbs
  • Poles: 4.1 lbs
  • Two sets of stakes: 1.8 lbs
Stuffed Size: 42" L x 11.5" W x 9" H
Includes:
  • Four 2' and four 3' pole sections
  • Six steel tent stakes
  • Six plastic sand stakes
  • Nylon/cordura carry bag
Features:
  • Poles are high-strength tempered aluminum, with secure button locks in the carbon fiber ferrules

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  • NRS River Wing

    Q:

    How much does the wing weigh?
    and what is the weight of the hardware, i.e. poles pegs etc?
    thank you
    Peter Gordon
    Asked on 8/12/2013 by Wizz from Timberline Tours, Eagle, Colorado

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      11.3 lbs. packed weight plus the carry bag, Fly weight: 4.3 lbs,Poles weight: 4.1 lbs, Two sets of stakes weight: 1.8 lbs.
      I usually use my oars and leave the poles and carry bag at home and just stuff the tarp in a dry bag, doesn’t take ups much room in a raft.. I have been enormously impressed with this tarp, does just what it says it will. very tough. its NOT a light weight backpacking tarp by any means, but that’s not what it was designed for :) Also, be prepared for all of your friends asking to borrow it when they go to music festivals, etc……..

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Dolomite from Roanoke, Virginia
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know details, but the real answer is "the whole thing is quite light and works great. Love it."
      Regards
      Don

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Wing and tie ropes weigh very little (a couple pounds). Hardware is more
      than half the weight and 3/4 of the space. In fly-in situations in AK
      (where weight and space are a premium) I have used boat oars as poles and
      tied off to bushes and rocks.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      According to the NRS web site, the whole thing weighs 11.3 pounds. Sounds about right to me.
      http://www.nrs.com/product/2772/nrs-river-wing
      Don Bishop

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      have not weighed the wing it is pretty light 4 to 6 lbs just my guess poles
      are very light as are the stakes

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Peter, the fly weighs 4.3 lbs, the poles 4.1, the two sets of pegs 1.8. In the carry bag the whole unit weighs 11.3 lbs.

      Answered on 8/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS River Wing

    Q:

    What are the exact dimensions and shape of the River Wing?
    Asked on 5/28/2013 by Gary

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Gary, the Wing is 17' long, from support pole to support pole, and 16' wide. There's 190 square feet of fabric in it. Take a look at the Larger Images & More Views link for views of the shape.

      Answered on 5/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS River Wing

    Q:

    What poles come with this product?
    Asked on 4/20/2013 by Patty from Haines, AK

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      4 2 foot sections and 4 3 foot sections.
      They are tempered aluminum with button locks.
      I bought another set of poles to create a larger area for kitchen when camping.
      Barb
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The wing comes with sectional poles that snap together. I think the total
      length for each of the two is about twelve feet. Stakes are provided. I
      really like this shelter. It served us well for sun and storm in the Grand
      Canyon.

      Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The poles that came with mine are OK. Each pole has 4 sections, two three-
      foot and two two-foot sections. All together the poles are 10' long. By
      removing one or two of the short sections, you can make them 8' or 6' tall.
      They are aluminum with maybe carbon-fiber ferrules. The quality is
      "average". They do the job.

      Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Patty,
      I have owned this product for many years, and have used it extensively. It is a great product.
      This product comes with two poles. The poles are made of a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum. Each pole has 4 sections: two 2 foot sections and two 3 foot sections, so each pole can extend a total of 10 feet. The pole height can be adjusted from 6 feet to 10 feet, if desired. The poles are strong and durable and should provide many years of use. However, I prefer to use my rafting oars in place of the poles, because the oars are taller. Hope this helps. Cheers.

      Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The river wing I bought came with two, four piece poles. I can make them taller or shorter as needed. I've found the poles to be pretty sturdy and they have held up in some ferocious winds.
      Don Bishop

      Answered on 4/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The heavy-duty button-lock, pole sections are made of a high-strength tempered aluminum, with carbon fiber ferrules. You can adjust shelter height up to 10' with four 2-foot sections and four 3-foot sections.

      Answered on 4/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS River Wing

    Q:

    Is there a way to patch my river wing? Guessing I'll cut up an old tent and seam seal it to the wing.
    Asked on 3/28/2013 by Cosmo from Bend, OR.

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can do that. There are also patch kits available that are self adhesive, but I always go over them with seam seal anyway.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      try using a product called Seam Grip to glue the patch to the wing.

      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Seam Grip should work fine as an adhesive. If you don't have a suitable patch material, give us a call, 800.635.5202; I'm sure we can find a scrap that will work.

      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS River Wing

    Q:

    I want to know just the tarp's weight, not counting poles, stakes etc?
    Asked on 9/3/2012 by Karl B from Chickaloon, Alaska

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I weighted it on a bathroom scale so not terribly accurate but I get 4 pounds.

      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I weighed mine after I saw the question. It weighed right at 5 lbs with the tie down cords still attached and rolled up with the 2 small webbing straps holding it.
      Pretty light weight for as strong as they are!

      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just weighed my parawing by itself and got 4lbs 4ozs. I really like this
      product. Properly guyed down it can take a pretty good wind and protect a
      bunch of people from sun or rain.

      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The River Wing's material with the tiedowns attached is approx. 4.5 lbs
      total, I have used on rafting trips and camping, it is easy to set up, I
      have added two extra poles when camping, but the total weight with extra
      sand stakes is still under 15 lbs. It is small and compact on river
      trips, as with a group we can just use the oars for poles.
      Hope this helps,
      Mike
      Grants Pass, Oregon

      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Mac from Oregon
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Pros

  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Waterproof (10)
  • Fly works well (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beach (5)
    • Car camping (5)
    • Backyard (4)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    No More Tarpology!

    By Rafting Betty

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof
    • Works Great With Oars

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • River Trips

      Comments about NRS River Wing:

      I purchased the NRS Wing just prior to a September Rogue River trip...where it rained each night for 4 nights. It was easy to set-up (no traditional tarp frustrations!), very packable and, well, waterproof. I left the poles at home and we used oars with no problems. It's sturdy because of the 6 guide-lines - and it even withstood a number of 'trips' over said guidelines as folks made their way to their tents. It definitely kept our party of 7 dry.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best product I have purchased

      By Greg

      from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable Easy To Pack
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backyard
        • Car Camping
        • River Hence The Name

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        We have used this product for 6 years on the rivers. It has been a staple for our camp setup, there was almost a panic when I forgot to pack it for a 2 week trip. We turned around and drove back 1 1/2 hours to get it, then carried on our way

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Wing

        By Slen

        from Stevensville Montana

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Collapses in Wind

        Best Uses

        • River trip Main Salmon

        Comments about NRS River Wing:

        The wing was a real hit on our hot trip down the Main Salmon River. Good quality and great shade.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice wing, except . . ..

        By Joan F

        from Claremont, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Hot underneath

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS River Wing:

          This would be a SUPERB product if the underside were silvered. The fabric provides shade, but lets infrared right through, so it is nearly as hot as it is out in the sun. I see many easy-up shelters that have this silver coating underneath, which keeps things far cooler underneath.
          I would love it to see that same feature on the River Wing!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          NRS River Party Wing

          By Theo

          from Portland OR

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fly Works Well
          • Lightweight
          • Provides shade
          • Quality design
          • Sturdy
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backyard
            • Beach
            • Camping
            • Car Camping
            • Lake
            • Rafting

            Comments about NRS River Wing:

            I use the river party wing for protecting the group from the rain, snow, sleet, and even the sun. it works great in all elements from keeping you dry to providing you with shade in the extreme heat.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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